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hypnotic

hyp·not·ic

hypnotic

pronunciation:
hIp na tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to hypnotism or hypnosis.
definition 2: capable of inducing hypnosis.
definition 3: under the influence of hypnosis.
definition 4: having the effect of inducing sleep; soporific; sedative.
similar words:
drowsy, opiate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who is under the influence of hypnosis.
definition 2: one who is susceptible to being hypnotized.
definition 3: something producing sleepiness; soporific; sedative.
similar words:
narcotic, opiate
derivation: hypnotically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word hypnotic contains the following parts:
hypn, hypno Greek root that means sleep
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synonyms:
somn
 
-otic Greek adjective-forming suffix that means having or related to (a condition or state)
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The suffix -otic attaches to Greek roots to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in "-osis."